The 2018 Chateau Musar Lebanon Jeune Red is a deep plum color with a violet rim. Aromas of blueberries, dark red cherries with Mediterranean herbs, tobacco and spice. This is a warm and fruity wine with medium tannins and gentle acidity. There are dense darkfruits blackcurrants, blueberries as well as strawberries and pomegranate with a touch of Eastern spice.
Blend: Cinsault 50, Syrah 30, Cabernet Sauvignon 20
Pair this red blend alongside lamb, beef dishes, mature and hard cheeses, Moroccan tagine and spicy Asian dishes.
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Chateau Musar was founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar. In 1959, after studying oenology at the University of Bordeaux, his son Serge became winemaker. The civil war that tore Lebanon apart from 1975 to 1990 did not defeat Chateau Musar; Serge refused to abandon the wine, and lost only the 1976 and 1984 vintages to the war. Owing to his inspiring determination and grand passion for his wines, Serge received the inaugural "Man of the Year Award" from Decanter magazine in 1984. Recognition from Michael Broadbent, at the 1979 Bristol Wine Fair, threw Musar into the international spotlight and helped create a cult-like following. Chateau Musar is one of the most written-about and discussed wines in the world today.